So where to next, you may ask yourself? Well, TripAdvisor may have the answer (or 10 to be exact) to that with the release of its Top Destinations on the Rise in the world. From scenic beach destinations to historic, quaint cities, this 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards list has something for everyone.
At the top of the list is Japan’s Ishigaki. Situated in the heart of the City of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture, the island is known for its pristine blue waters and white beaches made for surfing, diving and snorkelling around the rare blue coral of its Shiraho Reef. When out of the water, the nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty made up of Omoto mountain and Kabila Bay are nirvanas.
Kapaa, a small town at the foot of Hawaii’s Nounou Mountain, comes in second on the list, followed by East Africa’s Nairobi, Kenya, in third position.
Here’s the list of the top 10 destinations on the rise this year:
10. Casablanca, Morocco
9. Nerja, Spain
8. Rovinj, Croatia
7. Riga, Latvia
6. San Jose, Costa Rica
5. Gdansk, Poland
4. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
3. Nairobi, Kenya
2. Kapaa, Hawaii, USA
1. Ishigaki, Japan